ASE Annual Conference 2021 at the University of Birmingham

06 January 2021 - 09 January 2021
08:30 - 16:00
University of Birmingham

, Birmingham B15 2TT , United Kingdom

Invitations for session proposals will close at midnight on 29th May 2020. Do propose sessions - the show will go on!

Event Type: 
11-19 Teachers
Early Career Teachers
North & East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland)
West Midlands (Herefordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire)

To submit Session Proposals, please click on the link below

Session Proposals will close at midnight on 29th May - We look forward to receiving your submission(s).

As the goal posts regarding social distancing restrictions related to Coronavirus are constantly changing, we will regularly review whether the conference can be run as a face to face event or may need to move to online sessions.  Either way, rest assured that the ASE Annual Conference 2021 will go on!

Ticket bookings will go live in September 2020.



The main THEMES for the 2021 Conference have been suggested by ASE's Primary Committee, 11-19 Committee, and Futures, Research and International Specialist Groups.  Please tailor your session to fit within these themes in order to be considered for inclusion within the programme. Please select ONE main theme for your session.


Primary Committee: Subject Leadership and Assessment, Science Enquiry, Cross-Curricular Science, STEM/Science Capital, Sustainable Development, Inclusion/SEND/EAL, EYFS

11-19 Committee: Curriculum & Progression,  Teaching Approaches, and Subject Specific CPD are 3 particular areas of focus. Other themes include Vocational, Practical Science, Assessment, Technology, Professional Learning Journeys, Sustainable Development, Subject Leadership (including Heads of Science)

International Committee: Sustainable Development, Real World Science, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science for Science Education, Models and Modelling in Science


There will be a dedicated Technician programme on Thursday 7th January from 3pm to 7pm.

Delegate Fees

1 day2 days 3 days 4 days Saturday OnlyThursday Twilight Only (3pm to 7pm)
ASE Member Early Bird (book before 23rd October 2020)£120£216£252£264£99£30
ASE Member£133£240£280£293£99£30
Non-Member Early Bird (book before 23rd October 2020)£240£432£503£527£198£75
Non-Member £266£479£559£586£198£75
Trainee Teacher Members Trainees get their first day free with ASE Membership (from £4 per month)£49£79£99


Suggested hotels

ASE has negotiated discounted rates with a selection of Birmingham hotels - please book directly
HotelAddressPrice (per night)ASE Discount wordPlease book directly via
Holiday Inn BirminghamSmallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EW£130/night sole occupancy. Rate inclusive of breakfast, free Wi-Fi and VAT.A11 0871 942 9008
Crowne PlazaCentral Square, Holliday St, Birmingham B1 1HH£97/night sole occupancy. Rate inclusive of breakfast, WiFi, VAT and full use of our fitness room. ASE 0121 224 5018 or by emailing
Penta HotelsPentahotel Birmingham, Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NS£75/night sole occupancy. Rate inclusive of breakfast. Quote ASE Annual Conference
Holiday Inn Express19 Holliday St, Birmingham B1 1HH£79/night sole occupancy. Rate inclusive of breakfast, VAT and Wi-Fi.ASEEmail
Park Regis Birmingham160 Broad Street, Five Ways, Birmingham B15 1DT£119/night sole occupancy. Rate inclusive of breakfast and WIFI. ASE0121 369 5555 or email